Ohio's unemployment rates drops in March

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from February to March.

Harrisonburg's unemployment rate sits at 2.7%.

State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4.4% in March, compared with 4.6% the previous month. Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 4.5% in March 2018.

The national rate was 3.8 % in March, unchanged from February, and down from 4% in March 2018.

The state Job and Family Services Department says Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased by 6,300 jobs from February to March.

The agency reports gains in educational and health services; leisure and hospitality; professional and business services, financial activities; other services; and information exceeded losses in trade, transportation and utilities.

Manufacturing saw a decrease of 2,400 jobs in March while the construction sector gained 2,500 jobs.

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